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Protests of taxi drivers and educators cause chaos in the Costa Rican capital
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Protests of taxi drivers and educators cause chaos in the Costa Rican capital

AFP and The Tico Times - September 3, 2019

Two separate protests, one of taxi drivers and another of educators, caused chaos on Tuesday in the congested streets of the capital of Costa Rica. Dozens of…

U.S. Embassy issues security alert over upcoming protests in San José
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy issues security alert over upcoming protests in San José

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 2, 2019

The United States Embassy in Costa Rica has issued the following security alert regarding Tuesday's expected protests throughout San José: According to open source information, two protests…

Teachers unions will strike for the continued right to strike
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Teachers unions will strike for the continued right to strike

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - August 27, 2019

The National Association of Educators (ANDE) and the High School Teachers Association  (APSE) announced Tuesday morning that they will go on an intermittent strike starting Sept. 2…

Costa Rica explores law to better regulate strikes
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica explores law to better regulate strikes

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 12, 2019

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly will discuss a bill that could affect the legality of certain public-sector strikes. Bill 21.049, titled "Law to provide legal certainty about strikes…

Costa Rica’s ongoing strike hits tourism industry hard
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Costa Rica’s ongoing strike hits tourism industry hard

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 22, 2018

The strike that has been gripping Costa Rica since Sept. 10 has begun taking its toll on one of the nation’s biggest industries: tourism. Several small business…

No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike

L. Arias - July 25, 2017

Leaders of Costa Rican Judicial Branch workers’ unions, on strike since last week over a stalled pension reform plan, announced Monday that other public-sector unions will join them…

Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request

L. Arias - June 8, 2017

María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal, Executive President of Costa Rica's Social Security System (Caja), agreed to resign her post following a request from President Luis Guillermo Solís on…

Caja moves forward with raise in social security rate, but in two phases
Business
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Business
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Caja moves forward with raise in social security rate, but in two phases

L. Arias - June 2, 2017

The Board of Directors of Costa Rica's Social Security System, or Caja, voted in favor of enforcing a 1 percent raise in the monthly salary deduction of all workers. The measure aims…

Workers’ unions deliver petition to reverse raise in Social Security rate
Business
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Workers’ unions deliver petition to reverse raise in Social Security rate

L. Arias - May 22, 2017

A group of just over 100 public employees and workers’ unions members blocked the capital’s Second Avenue on Monday morning to demand that officials from the Social Security System, or…

Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate
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Business
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Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate

L. Arias - May 16, 2017

Workers' unions will demonstrate next Monday in downtown San José to protest against the 1 percent increase in the amount deducted from salaries by Costa Rica's Social Security…

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